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Cardiology Management

Resuming Sport and Exercise After COVID-19 Infection

2020 13 Jun

Public health officials, together with clinicians, are charged with the duty of formulating policy guidelines for the public to return to work. Professional sports is one of the earliest and hardest hit industries. Many athletes were infected with COVID-19, and we know that in addition to high rates of morbidity and mortality, COVID-19 produces severe... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiology and mHealth – Rethink About Monitoring

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation.   Where Are We Now?   Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth)... Read more

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Exercise-Induced Troponin Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Events

2019 19 Aug

Exercise is known to be a factor for good cardiovascular health, however, a recent study has shown that intensive or prolonged exercise can increase levels of cardiac biomarkers, such as troponin. Troponin is present in every heart muscle cell and can be used to identify the incidence of a heart attack. If the heart is damaged, this protein leaks into... Read more

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7 steps to a heart-healthy lifestyle

2019 04 Apr

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease were released at the recent ACC annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The guidelines focus on the importance of adhering to a heart-healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet while maintaining a physically... Read more

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Morning exercise, breaks in sitting improve BP control

2019 06 Mar

A new study involving 67 overweight/obese adults (ages 55 to 80 years) provides further evidence of how important regular, even small amounts of exercise are for an individual's overall health. In this study, walking briskly for 30 minutes in the morning led to an improvement in blood pressure (BP) as the benefit of exercise is sustained for several... Read more

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Study: physical activity better than weight loss for heart patients

2018 07 Jun

New research finds that increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life. Researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that heart disease patients can gain weight without jeopardising their health, but sitting in their recliner incurs significant... Read more

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Exercise is safe, beneficial for heart failure

2018 08 May

Amongst patients with heart failure (HF), exercise therapy is positively associated with lower mortality and higher survival rates, along with a significant reduction in cardiac events and hospitalisations, says a review article in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. "Exercise therapy is a well-documented, cost-effective, safe intervention for patients... Read more

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Exercising after a heart attack could save your life

2018 24 Apr

A Swedish study of more than 22,000 patients indicates that becoming more physically active after a heart attack halved the risk of death within four years. The findings were presented at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress. Physical activity and exercise have been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack and to help people... Read more

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Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

2017 30 Apr

A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism provides further evidence that exercise and adequate vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Data of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years were analysed by researchers to investigate the relationship between these two health factors and their... Read more

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Encouraging Heart Attack Survivors to Exercise

2017 04 Mar

New research shows that only a small number (16 percent) of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalisation. Despite evidence showing benefits from exercise, these patients still fear that straining their heart through exertion will cause chest pain or another heart attack, according to researchers... Read more